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Thread: I knew about the Steagles, of course, but the Card-Pitts ... not so much!

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    I knew about the Steagles, of course, but the Card-Pitts ... not so much!

    [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card-Pitt[/URL]

    A merger of the Chicago Cardinals and the Steelers, for one year only (1944). Besides the nick name (The "Car-Pitts" ... they were
    0-10 ), the most interesting thing I learned about them is that (ex-boxer) Art Rooney came out of the owners box to join a brawl on the field that eventually had to be broken up by the police!


    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    I'm surprised that there wasn't as much emphasis on the history of Card-Pitt in 1944 prior to SBXLIII against the Cardinals (Whis and Grimm vs. their former employers took precendent, I suppose). You hear more about the Steagles prior to the Steelers-Eagles regular season matchup every 4 years than you heard about Card-Pitt prior to the Cardinals-Steelers Super Bowl.
    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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    A good book...a fun football history read:

    [URL]http://www.amazon.com/Last-Team-Standing-Steelers-Eagles--/dp/B000WCNXHS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352040550&sr=1-1&keywords=steagles[/URL]

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